Seniors suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia may be prone to wandering away from nursing homes. Known as elopement, this can result in serious injuries.
If your loved one suffered a serious injury after wandering away from a nursing home in West Virginia, contact The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston for help. We represent people who have been injured as the result of nursing home neglect or abuse.
Was The Nursing Home Responsible For Wandering And Elopement?
We rely on nursing homes to provide a safe and caring environment for family members who are no longer able to care for themselves in a home environment. When a nursing home fails to provide an appropriate level of care, it may be responsible for any injuries that result.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from elopement include:
- Being hit by a car
- Exposure to heat or cold
Elopement or wandering away from a facility usually happens in an environment of neglect. In most cases, the incident that led to your loved one's injury was not the first time your loved one wandered away from the facility. Our lawyers will review nursing home records to determine if the facility had a written policy on resident elopement and whether the staff followed that policy.
Contact Our West Virginia Nursing Home Wandering Lawyers
Please contact the experienced nursing home neglect attorneys at our firm to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Meetings can be scheduled at a time and place that is convenient for you. Contact us at 304-205-1810 or 800-797-9730.